Today, Croakies would possibly be considered unfashionable. But in the 80s, everyone was sporting these sunglasses straps. They were an essential part of hot fashion in the ’80s. You can still shop the Croakies 40th-anniversary collection today online. We have to admit, it’s a good way to make sure you don’t lose your Wayfarers.
There was no better way to look professional in the 80s than with a blazer with huge shoulder pads. Larger was better when it came to this ’80s fashion trend, which Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) wore in Pretty in Pink. If it seemed as if your husband or boyfriend loaned you his jacket, you understood you got the perfect blazer.
Members Only jackets
Even if you didn’t grow up during the 80s, you’re probably familiar with the Members Only jacket, thanks to the successful Netflix series Stranger Things. They were a staple of hot fashion in the ’80s. They were also well-known for their advertising campaigns. A few were strange PSAs and others of which featured celebrities such as David Hasselhoff.
Just like anything else, accessories only got bigger in the 80s. Gold chains became widely popular during this era, thanks to Mr. T having a breastplate of chains on the hit show The A-Team. Soon enough, several rappers, such as members of The Sugarhill Gang, implemented the style.
Though Sperrys first came out in the 30s, they didn’t get their moment until the 80s when the preppy look took over the runways and eventually street style too. When it came to ’80s fashion trends, the Ivy League style was king. So, Sperry Top-Siders were the only appropriate footwear to accompany your khakis and the Shetland sweater situated around your neck.
With the boost of the aerobics craze, leggings were a fashion staple in the 80s. As Jane Fonda perfectly demonstrated, they were usually worn under a high-cut leotard. In neon, of course.